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-known political pundit, fired both of them. fox news. well, great. two more jobs lost under obama. thanks a lot. >> i've been in a bit of a mudslide on my face. >> the late-night comedy writers get the last word. >>> fight on the right. let's play "hardball." ♪ >>> good evening. i'm chris matthews in washington. let me start tonight with this horror show happening on the right. as i speak, you can hear the rumble of right versus right vitriol, fingers wagging angrily, even crazily, in every direction now. karl rove, the architect of the iraq war, the escapee from the cia scandal, the proud sponsor of the conservative feats in 2006 and 2008 who wasted fat cat money by the tens of millions, that karl rove is thumping around the country right now like a wounded elephant threatening to crush the party's fringes. tea partiers, look out. he may not be able to beat democrats, but he's got big, bad you in his sights. so the fight has begun. while steve king, matt kibbe, joe walsh, rush limbaugh, all the inhabitants of the cuckoo nest are scrambling because karl rove is drawing lines in the sand. want
under obama. thanks a lot. >> i've been in a bit of a >> the late night comedy writers get the last word. the "ed show" is up next. >>> good evening, americans, and welcome to "the ed show" from new york. the northeast is in the middle of a massive snowstorm. >>> and on the west coast, a manhunt is under way for a california cop killer. >> 350,000 customers are now without power tonight. and there are states of emergency in massachusetts, connecticut, rhode island, and new york. there are travel bans in massachusetts, and connecticut except for essential vehicles. almost 5,000 flights have been canceled so far. new jersey transit suspended several of its train lines, the morris and essex lines, montclair boonton line have been suspended. the storm is really hitting new england especially hard. this was massachusetts governor deval patrick earlier today. >> i have signed an executive order banning vehicle traffic effective at 4:00 today. this is going to be a very serious weather event if we get the amount of snow forecast, the recovery will be slow, people should prepare for that. >> thi
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. >> a great article. thank you very much for talking to us about it. up next, new details on president obama's trip to israel this spring. will the visit jump-start mideast peace talks. bobby gauche will join us live. hey! did you know that honey nut cheerios has oats that can help lower cholesterol? and it tastes good? sure does! ♪ wow. [ buzz ] delicious, right? yeah. it's the honey, it makes it taste so... ♪ well, would you look at the time... what's the rush? bee happy. bee healthy. with clusters of flakes and o's. oh, ho ho... it's the honey sweetness. i...i mean, you...love. yeah. then how'd i get this... [ voice of dennis ] ...safe driving bonus check? every six months without an accident, allstate sends a check. ok. [ voice of dennis ] silence. are you in good hands? all stations come over toennis ] mithis is for real this time. step seven point two one two. verify and lock. command is locked. five seconds. three, two, one. standing by for capture. the most innovative software on the planet... dragon is captured. is connecting today's leading companies to places beyond it. siemen
. >> thank you, reverend. >> ahead, the obama playbook and why it's driving conservatives crazy. carl rove versus the tea party. it's getting ugly. democrats may sell popcorn for this one. and we have a new delusional conspiracy theory. here comes the skeeters. you can't make this stuff up. well, actually, they can. big show ahead. come on back. i was in the ambulance and i was told to call my next of kin. at 33 years old, i was having a heart attack. now i'm on a bayer aspirin regimen. [ male announcer ] be sure to talk to your doctor before you begin an aspirin regimen. i didn't know this could happen so young. take control, talk to your doctor. [ bop ] [ bop ] it's getting ugly. [ bop ] you can do that all you want, i don't like v8 juice. [ male announcer ] how about v8 v-fusion. a full serving of vegetables, a full serving of fruit. but what you taste is the fruit. so even you... could've had a v8. all your important legal matters in just minutes. protect your family... and launch your dreams. at legalzoom.com we put the law on your side. we don't let frequent heartburn come between us
to be speaker again pretty soon. thank you, everybody. god bless you. thank you. >> president obama completing his statement to the house democrats, and right now on "draen mitchell reports" drone wars coming up on the eve of john brennan's cia hearing. the white house relents and turns over its secret memo. >> every american has the right to know when their government believes it's allowed to kill them. this idea that security and liberty are mutually exclusive, that you can have only one or the other is something i reject. >> but what about john brennan's answers on torture and secret leak investigations? the defense department on defense. the pentagon's top brass pushed back on questions about the military response in benghazi. >> are you surprised that the president of the united states never called you secretary panetta, and says how is it going? >> you know, normally in these situations -- >> did he know the level of threat that -- >> let me finish the answer. we were deploying the forces. he knew we were deploying the forces. he was being kept -- >> i hate to intript you, but i have lim
the order to take him out, which was done with a drone in yemen on september 30, 2011. president obama's decision reminds me of this story. in 1955, israel's first prime minister in which he complained about innocent palestinians killed during israeli operations. >> that's "hardball" for now. thank you for being with us. "politics nation" with al sharpton starts right now. thanks, michael. and thanks to you for tuning in. tonight's lead, the president confronting republicans. an energized president obama rallied house democrats for his second term agenda today making clear he's pushing hard for big changes on immigrations and guns. and he sat he wants a big deal on the budget. >> i am prepared, eager and anxious to do a big deal, a big package, that ends this g governance by crisis. >> with the rich paying their fair share. >> they recognize that the sequester is a bad idea. but what they've suggested is that the only way to replace it right now is for us to cut social security, cut medicare, and not close a single loophole. i have to tell you, if that's an argument that they want to h
force and retaining a happier, heldier, more productive work force. >> thanks so much for coming on the program. >>> we learned that president obama is planning his visit to israel this spring. it will be his first trip there since becoming president. the decision raises the prospect of a new u.s. push to restart the middle east peace prospect. the president has had a somewhat testy relationship with prime minister benjamin netanyahu. the president will also visit the west bank and jordan as well to continue his work with the palestinian authority and jordianian officials. [ male announcer ] how about v8 v-fusion. a full serving of vegetables, a full serving of fruit. but what you taste is the fruit. so even you... could've had a v8. or treat gas with these after you get it. now that's like sunblock before or sun burn cream later. oh, somebody out there's saying, now i get it! take beano before and there'll be no gas. i'm maria, and i have diabetic nerve pain. i felt like my feet were going to sleep. it was like pins and needles sticking in your toes and in your feet. it progress
it can to make voting a right not an obstacle course. that's "hardball" for now. thanks for being with us. "politicsnation" with al sharpton starts right now. >>> thanks, chris. and thanks to you for tuning in. i'm live in los angeles. tonight's lead. fighting for fairness. president obama threw down the gauntlet to republicans today demanding they move quickly to stop devastating budget cuts that could damage the economy and throw hundreds of thousands of people out of work. these are automatic cuts the congress agreed to. and they're going to go into effect in three weeks unless lawmakers act now. the president is fighting the republicans cut, cut, cut obsession. >> we can't just cut our way to prosperity. deep cuts to things like education and training, energy and national security will cost us jobs. and it will slow down our recovery. it's not the right thing to do for the economy. it's not the right thing for folks out there still looking for work. our economy right now is headed in the right direction. and it will stay that way as long as there aren't any more self-inflicted wounds
. >> thanks so much, bill. >>> president obama's nominee to head the cia can look forward to a grilling on capitol hill this morning. during confirmation hearings, john brennan will be asked to explain the legal justification tore predator drone strikes against u.s. citizens. they're expected to zero in as his chief counter-terrorism adviser, specifically what he knew and when he knew it. his knowledge of the administration's use of the tactic faces scrutiny after the release of confidential government documents. drones are used to kill americans believed to be leaders of al qaeda. that news brought backlash from both sides of the aisle along with demands of the administration's legal justification for the strikes. the white house bound to growing political pressure and agreed to hand over the documents to congress. dianne feinstein who heads the intelligence committee says lawmakers should know what brennan knew and when he knew it. she released a statement saying it's critical for the committee's oversight function to fully understand the legal basis for all intelligence and counter-t
. with us now is obama for america michael blake. michael, thank you so much for joining us. >> great being with you. >> s.e.? >> yeah. michael, we were all sort of talking about this before the show. the state of the union, is it your feeling that it's more a conversation between the president and the american people or the president and congress? steve was reminding us all that it started out for a way for president to talk to congress and since 1966, i believe, we have had an opposition response from congress so that seems to be maybe the historical interpretation but there's also reason to believe the president is speaking to the public since we have had the invent of the televisio television. what is your take? >> it is the conversation with the people. we don't want any fights tomorrow. we don't need opposition all the time right now. this is a conversation with the people. that's the reason why the president after the state of the union is going to be going to asheville, north carolina. going to atlanta. going to chicago. to speak about gun rights and for us to understand what we did
later, guantanamo is not closed, even though that was an almost first day priority for president obama. he still says he would like to close guantanamo, just as george w. bush said he wanted to close guantanamo. we have congress to thank for the fact that it's still open. congress has blocked the president's options for closing that offshore prison. but notice also that not a single new terrorism suspect, not a single new prisoner has been added to guantanamo since president obama has been in office. people have left by a number of different means, but nobody knew has shown up since barack obama was sworn in as president. we have not been shipping people to guantanamo, even though the president has not been able to close it. we have not been shipping terrorism suspects anywhere, really. mostly because we haven't been capturing them mostly. we've been doing something else. since 2002, targeted killings, targeted missile strikes have killed as many as 4700 people, mostly in pakistan. the highest targeted killing not by a drone, but by a navy s.e.a.l. team was of course the killing of osa
as your president. so thank you. god bless you. god bless these united states of america. thank you. >> president obama just wrapping up the first campaign-style push for gun control legislation. why minneapolis? because that city's efforts to curb gun violence cut the number of young people involved in 66% in 5 years and produced a 41% drop in the number of young people involved in gun violence. and pushing better background checks. over the weekend the white house released this picture after critics said he shoots all the time at camp david. david plouffe tweeted, make our day. let the photo shop conspiracies begin. does it really matter whether the president shoots himself if he has respect for the american hunting tradition? the senate set to unveil a gun bill to parallel the president's proposal. >> >> didn't vote for the assault weapons last time because it was -- didn't make sense, but i'll take a look at it. i think we need to take a look at federal trafficking. i think that everyone acknowledges we should do something with background checks. >> universal background chec
. >> exactly. >> chuck todd, thank you very much. >>> president obama has made climate change a top priority of his second term. to achieve hits goals he'll immediate help from republicans. especially lisa murkowski who has new proposals of her own. you were talking to some reporters on the hell. do you think this is another signal that our infrastructure is desperately under resourced and that we've got an energy problem? you know, a real crisis that is facing the country? what are your proposals? >> well, i tell you, when it comes to reliability, all you need to do is ask those millions of americans who were focused on the game last night and all of a sudden it wasn't there. so as we look to energy and the key role that it plays in a secure economy, i think you immediate to look no further than the inconvenience that people felt last night. we rolled out an energy proposal this morning that we've been working on for well over a year, and the basic premise is energy is good. pretty simple. manager is good. it's necessary. it defines who we are as a nation. what i am working towards is a pro
often welcome back to washington? thank you. >>> up next, president obama will head to israel for the first foreign trip of his second term. in his visit he'll revive stalled peace talks, and how will the emergence of a political newcombner israel change the already tense relationship between the president and president netanyahu but first today's trivia question. who is the longest serving chairman of the house judiciary committee? tweet me the answer and the first correct will get a follow wednesday from us. i'm only in my 60's... i've got a nice long life ahead. big plans. so when i found out medicare doesn't pay all my medical expenses, i got a medicare supplement insurance plan. [ male announcer ] if you're eligible for medicare, you may know it only covers about 80% of your part b medical expenses. the rest is up to you. call and find out about an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized medicare supplement plans, it could save you thousands in out-of-pocket costs. call now to request your free decision
are really good and important ones. >> the huffington post david wood and the aclu, thank you both. >> thank you. >> coming up, president obama is set to address house democrats, and we will bring you his remarks live. first, party messenger, party savior, and party linguist. is marco rubio, the new bilingual voice of the gop. we will discuss ahead on "now." [ elevator bell dings ] i hate mondays. yeah, they're the worst. [ caribbean accent ] no worries, mon. every-ting will be alright. [ chuckles ] yeah, mon. come on! don't fret, me brotha. sticky bun come soon. ♪ yeah, wicked coffee, mista jim! julia, turn da frown de other way around! hey, dave, you're from minnesota, right? yes, i! da land of ten thousand lakes. the gopher state! so in conclusion, things are pretty dismal... you know what this room needs? a smile. who want to come with i? [ jimmy cliff's "c'mon, get happy" plays ] ♪ you guys are three minutes late. [ caribbean accent ] don't be no cloud on a sunny day! [ caribbean accent ] yeah, chill, winston. sir? respect boss man! [ laughter ] [ male announcer ] that's the power o
've talked about economic fairness on this show. and thanks to the re-election of president obama, tax rates on the top 1% finally went back to the clinton rates of 39.6%. now senator bernie sanders of vermont is taking action to bring fairness to huge corporations not paying their fair share. this is what the election was about. the story always starts with the vulture chart, doesn't it? because it shows huge income inequality between wage earners in the top 1% over the past 30 years. there's a huge difference. income disparity won't be fixed overnight, but at least the top 1% are back to paying the clinton tax rate since president obama won the fiscal cliff fight. now, the other part of this is the corporations. the effective corporate tax rate has been declining for decades. about 25% of large corporations paid no federal income taxes in at least one of the last five years. is that fair? big question mark. the effective tax rate for corporations is low because of loopholes encouraging corporations to do what? keep their profits offshore. less tax revenue for huge corporations hurts our ec
president obama to now having the fight with ashley judd, it's quite a fall. william slater, thanks for coming on the show tonight. have a great weekend. >> you, too. >> ahead, president obama's plan to use that progressive pulpit in the state of the union. i'm sipping my tea and honey. stay with us. [ male announcer ] citi turns 200 this year. in that time there've been some good days. and some difficult ones. but, through it all, we've persevered, supporting some of the biggest ideas in modern history. so why should our anniversary matter to you? because for 200 years, we've been helping ideas move from ambition to achievement. and the next great idea could be yours. ♪ campbell's has 24 new soups that will make it drop over, and over again. ♪ from jammin' jerk chicken, to creamy gouda bisque. see what's new from campbell's. it's amazing what soup can do. but i'm still stubbed up. [ male announcer ] truth is, nyquil doesn't unstuff your nose. what? [ male announcer ] alka-seltzer plus liquid gels speeds relief to your worst cold symptoms plus has a decongestant for your stuffy
protection for victims. i think that it's something that we need to all call our house representative. thank you, jat tor. >> ahead, president obama's big power play against republicans. he won, they lost. and they're about to hear all about it. did you hear this? dick cheniy is talking mad about national security. it's almost too easy. next. in america today we're running out of a vital resource we need to compete on the global stage. what we need are people prepared for the careers of our new economy. by 2025 we could have 20 million jobs without enough college graduates to fill them. that's why at devry university, we're teaming up with companies like cisco to help make sure everyone is ready with the know-how we need for a new tomorrow. [ male announcer ] make sure america's ready. make sure you're ready. at devry.edu/knowhow. ♪ it's eb. want to give your family the very best in taste, freshness, and nutrition? it's eb. eggland's best. better taste. better nutrition. better eggs. there's nothing like our grilled lobster and lobster tacos. the bar harbor bake is really worth trying. [ m
for the position. >> thank you very much. thanks, mr. chairman. >> appreciate it. >>> and president obama making his first official trip to israel this strpring. could he hit the reset button with netanyahu. and will the house tackle illegal gun trafficking. >>> for the first time since he took office, president obama is traveling to israel. ambassador dennis ross with the washington institute for nearest policy was a special assistant to president obama and adviser to hillary clinton and is msnbc diplomacy analyst. great to see you. you've spent so much time on this never ending mission of middle east peace. john kerry wants to tackle it, the president is going it tackle it early on. what is the cost benefit analysis for what can be accomplished now? >> i don't think the expectations are very high in terms of the president going out now and trying to produce something p i think what he's trying to do is send a signal that this is an issue that we care about, the secretary of state, john kerry, will be working on it. this is not going to be something that we ignore, but i think it's also going t
," thank you very much. >>> first lady michelle obama will go to chicago for the funeral of the 15-year-old honor student who, just days after performing at the president's inauguration, was shot in a park when the gunman opened fire on a group of young people. hideya pendleton's killer has not been arrested but there's a $40,000 reward out. arnie duncan and valerie jarrett will also attend that funeral. you can do that all you want, i don't like v8 juice. [ male announcer ] how about v8 v-fusion. a full serving of vegetables, a full serving of fruit. but what you taste is the fruit. so even you... could've had a v8. with olay, here's how. new regenerist eye and lash duo the cream smooths the look of lids... softens the look of lines. the serum instantly thickens the look of lashes. and the award for wow! eyes in just one week goes to you. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 but there is one source with a wealth of etf knowledge tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 all in one place. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 introducing schwab etf onesource™. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 it's one source with the most commission-free etfs. tdd#:
it there. thanks for your time this evening. ahead, meet the gop's answer to president obama. they think marco rubio is their new guy. that's next. [ kitt ] you know what's impressive? a talking car. but i'll tell you what impresses me. a talking train. this ge locomotive can tell you exactly where it is, what it's carrying, while using less fuel. delivering whatever the world needs, when it needs it. ♪ after all, what's the point of talking if you don't have something important to say? ♪ yeah. then how'd i get this... [ voice of dennis ] ...safe driving bonus check? every six months without an accident, allstate sends a check. ok. [ voice of dennis ] silence. are you in good hands? [ bop ] [ bop ] [ bop ] you can do that all you want, i don't like v8 juice. [ male announcer ] how about v8 v-fusion. a full serving of vegetables, a full serving of fruit. but what you taste is the fruit. so even you... could've had a v8. [ male announcer ] pain not sitting too well? burning to feel better? itching for relief? preparation h offers the most maximum strength solutions for all hemorrhoid s
, and honesty, it is even more important that we be in it." that's "hardball" for now. thank you for being with us. "the ed show" with ed schultz starts right now. >>> good evening, americans, and welcome to "the ed show" from new york. the obama administration's policy of targeting americans comes under attack on capitol hill. this is "the ed show." let's get to work. >> every american has the right to know when their government believes it's allowed to kill them. >> the president's pick for cia takes a grilling over the targeted killings of american citizens. >> people are reacting to a lot of falsehoods that are out there. >> reporter: tonight, the man who broke this story, michael isikoff of nbc news on the revelations for the brennan confirmation hearing. first it was virginia. now michigan is flirting with state-mandated vaginal probes. there's a late update on this story. i'll talk war on women with terry o'neil and actress martha plimpton. >>> senator bernie sanders has a new plan to stop corporate tax dodgers. >> corporations are people, my friend. >> the senator unveils his new b
thank god. he's saying president obama is picking second class people. we'll be right back with the story of dick cheney. >>> also the white party. how did the gop become the home office for conservative whites? a fascinating new story in the new republic argues the cause is not overt racism but is based on the precivil war southern interpret tas of the constitution shared by modern day republicans, you know, secessi secession, nullification. >>> plus the man who shot osama bin laden, we don't know his name yet and have never seen his face yet, but the member of the s.e.a.l. team who pulled the trigger three times has told his story to esquire. we've got the author here tonight, phil bron steen. let me finish with some thoughts on the stipe of republican dick cheney leads. the kind that would believe in him. this is "hardball," the place for politics. ♪ i'd like to thank eating right, whole grain, multigrain cheerios! mom, are those my jeans? [ female announcer ] people who choose more whole grain tend to weigh less than those who don't. multigrain cheerios the battle of
the election, dick. that he and his neocons are under assault and in retreat, thank god. he's saying president obama is picking second class people. we'll be right back with the story of dick cheney. >>> also the white party. how did the gop become the home office for conservative whites? a fascinating new story in "the new republic" argues the cause is not overt racism but is based on the pre-civil war southern interpretation of the constitution shared by modern day republicans, you know, secession, nullification. >>> plus, the man who shot osama bin laden, we don't know his name yet and have never seen his face yet, but the member of the s.e.a.l. team who pulled the trigger three times has told his story to "esquire." we've got the author here tonight, phil bronstein. >>> let me finish with some thoughts on the stripe of republican dick cheney leads. the kind that would believe in him. this is "hardball," the place for politics. [ fishing rod casting line, marching band playing ] [ male announcer ] the rhythm of life. [ whistle blowing ] where do you hear that beat? campbell's healthy reques
. >> david axelrod guarantees entitlement reform, thank you, dave. >> wrap it up. >> exactly. >> now for a special edition of "the daily rundown" with chuck todd. >> it's always a special edition. >>> president obama heads to the heartland to rally support for stricter gun laws but are hoping dimming for any significant push beyond more serious background checks? >>> 40 years of service, secretary pa net ta gets ready to urge his career in washington, d.c. he has advice for president obama and weighs in on the morality of modern warfare. >>> snaking on a lane, a little bit. deep dive into the swamps of florida, the senator on how politicians are trying to stop burmese pythons from taking over the state of florida. good morning from washington, it's monday, february 4th, 2013, this is "daily rundown" i'm chuck todd, the lights are on. first read, president obama will take his push for stricter gun laws on the road for the first time. today he heads to minneapolis, just about an hour from now, he's going to visit the minneapolis police department special operations center and talk abou
insight as usual. thank you so much, gentlemen. greatly appreciate it. >> thank you. >> absolutely. >>> right now, learning about the message and tone of president obama's state of the union tomorrow night. first read team writes, quote, while the white house maintains they're focused on the economy, tomorrow's speech puts a end to the chatter they hope that they haven't spent enough time talking about the economy. politico expects it will be aggressive writing it's less a presidential olive branch than a congressional cattle prod emboldened by verdict ri and convinced the gop is unwilling to cut deals, obama plans to use the big prime time address tuesday night for another broad challenge at a republican party he regards as vulnerable and divided. also today, getting a first look at a new ad from the superpac of gabby giffords. it is aimed to promote stricter gun laws. >> we have a problem where we shop, where we pray, where our children go to school. but there are solutions we can agree on even gun owners like us. take it from me. congress must act. >> let me bring in democratic
's "hardball" for now. thanks for being with us. "the ed show" with ed schultz starts right now. >>> good evening, americans, and welcome to "the ed show" from new york. president obama is tackling tough issues. but all the beltway wants to talk about is skeet shooting at camp david? this is "the ed show." let's get to work. >> our law enforcement officers should never be outgunned. on the streets. >> the president pounds away on gun safety as shiny objects dominate the beltway media coverage. >> how often does the president go skeet shooting? and are there photographs of him doing so? >> tonight, i'll take the fourth estate to task for missing the big picture with katrina vanden heuvel of the nation and msnbc's richard wolffe. >>> plus, minneapolis mayor rt rybak on how he is lowering gun violence in his city, and how he thinks senate majority leader harry reid needs to get to work on guns. >>> the boy scouts are getting ready to end their policy of discrimination against gays, and the president is standing with them. >> should scouting be open to gays? >> yes. >> i'll tell you how conse
. >> paul barrett, thanks very much for injoing us. >> my pleasure. >> president obama weighed in. >> some of the concerns we have learned about have to give parents pause and, you know, as i said before, i feel differently about the nfl. these are grown men. pop warner high school, college. i want to make sure that we're doing everything we can to make the sport safer. >> so do you think we need to change the way the game is played in order to ensure player safety? peggy brand says, i think what the nfl is doing right now is a step in the right direction. i'm glad my son decided to stop playing in seventh grade. i probably want to ask him to stop. like us on facebook and join the conversation. >>> up next, undaunted. from the home front to the combat zone. the author whose stories of military spouses inspired the hit series "army wives" brings us the real lives of women in uniform. ♪ [ male announcer ] why do more emergency workers everywhere trust duracell...?? duralock power preserve. locks in power for up to 10 years in storage. now...guaranteed. duracell with duralock. trusted every
. we're so happy to have you here. >> thank you. >> is this rebranding effort going to work for the republican party? >> it might because it depends himself on what it is rebranding itself against as events unfold. so president obama has about 12 months here. >> don't you think in terms of who they are rebranding against, the competition, if you will, if we're talking marketplace term, the democrats thus far, for the most part the democrats kind of have it together in a way they historically have not. >> well, sort of. i mean, we still don't have a budget. we don't have a grand bargain in terms of social insurance reform and taxes beyond the top clinton rate. so i think to say the democrats are operating at a higher proficiency level at the moment politically that's true, how long that lasts is the question. and without -- it's interesting because their fates are linked. if the republicans don't play a partnership role as you were saying to find some common ground, then i think the whole system once again is going to become evermore dysfunctional in the eyes of the voters. >
to your worst cold symptoms plus has a decongestant for your stuffy nose. thanks. that's the cold truth! >>> president obama's reelection is in certain ways more important even though it's less emotional because it says that african-americans having a stake, a governing stake in this country is just normal, regular. maybe even unremarkable. and in a certain way, that's more valuable for our understanding of equality than the celebration of the first time it happens. it's really -- it's really when it becomes something you don't even talk about anymore that >>> the republican party has a new campaign going. it's called growth and opportunity project. as part of this new gop, republican party chairman reince priebus is visiting around the country. yesterday, mr. priebus held a, quote, african-american engagement and listening session in atlanta with african-american small business owners and community leaders from across georgia. of course a black republican blogger who was at the meeting, this means that reince priebus met with georgia's black republicans. mr. priebus told reporters afte
. >> thank you, sir. you bet. first lady, michelle obama is among the mourners remembering a 15-year-old chicago girl that tied a tragic death. she was gunned down a few days after participating in the inauguration. the president today spoke about the economic threat to the middle class if congress does not do something to stop massive spending cuts. set to take effect march 1st. >> if the sequester is allowed to go forward, thousands of people that are allowed to work in education, are likely to be laid off. >> the president said he believes democrats and republicans can still get together on a balanced solution to the deficit crisis. and as we have been discussing there's talk of creating secret courts in d.c. to approve drone strikes. the "new york times" topped their paper with the headline. drone strikes part of a public hearing on what had been very secret practices in this country. talk of torture and deadly drone attacks dominated brennan's confirmation hearing. he defended the use of drones against terrorists. >> we only use drones to save lives when there's no other alterna
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the cuts for a year while delaying the implementation of obama care until 2016. he says that would save money. with me is that congressman, mack thornberry. thanks for joining me. >> you're welcome. >> let's talk sir about what the house has done. it's voted over 30 times to repeal some or all of obama care that. as you know has gone nowhere because senate democrats and the president are not going to go along with it. so what are your expectations? do you really expect democrats to go along with your plan? >> well, i think they should. obviously obama care is not going to be repealed while the president's in office. and at the same time, we know that more than half the states have said they're not going to set up the exchanges that are called for in obama care. so i don't know of anyone who thinks that the federal government is going to be ready to implement the full -- all this program next year. so why not delay it for a couple of years, give the federal government time to get its act together, and at the same time save more than twice the amount of money that would be saved with the
tonight, folks. thanks for watching. there is a major development on gun legislation today, but there is a good chance you haven't heard about it. president obama continued the push for commonsense gun reform today in minneapolis. he was surrounded by law enforcement officers with the city and the state. the president asked americans to stand with the men and women in the line of fire. >> weapons of war have no place on our streets or in our schools or threatening our law enforcement officers. our law enforcement officers should never be outgunned on the streets. [ applause ] >> the president has outlined a full list of proposals to curb gun violence in america. very quietly, many of those proposals are picking up steam on capitol hill. senate majority leader harry reid said he expects a bill will soon move to the senate floor. the package will include a universal background check, a capacity limit on ammunition magazines, and improvements to record-keeping on mental illness. a universal background check is in sight. and this is probably what they're really going to get. ad
it has been for quite some time now. but that is what we expect president obama to come out and say when he speaks publicly, a little bit later on this afternoon. thomas? >> kristen welker, great to see you. thanks so much. we want to bring in this power panel for this tuesday. joining me is jackie kucinich, maria teresa kumar, and republican strategist, chip saltsman. we have a lot to talk about, gang. and i want to dive right in and talk about what the president will be doing in terms of immigration, and when then that what got the president re-elected is the obama coalition. maria teresa, you know this best of anybody, with the work that voto latino did. and as we look at the numbers, let's show everybody, the obama approval ratings among hispanics. we look at the numbers, how they've gone up, gone up considerably from july of 2012, at 56%, all the way to january now at 70%. maria teresa, the voters out there that believe in this president, not only believe of the promise, but believe in the action of what he's going to be able to deliver on. but is there worry that there is not the c
the questioning of hillary clinton over benghazi. kelly o'donnell, it's been busy on the hill. thanks for staying on top of it all. >> exactly 40 years ago tomorrow, president obama traveled to elkhart, indiana, to sell his economic stimulus plan. at the time the manufacturing industry had collapsed and nearly one in five people were out of work. the president vowed to carry those stories with him. >> i promised you back then that if elected i would do everything i could to help this community recover, and that's why i came back today, because i intend to keep my promise. >> because of that promise, nbcnews.com began a series called the elkhart project, tracking their progress. chuck todd checked in with the president. >> reporter: let me show you the front page of the elkhart truth. clearly your presidency now and how it's playing in elkhart and they believe your fortunes. is that fair? >> absolutely f. i'm successful i'll be able to look back and say elkhart has not just come back from the brink but is poised to move forward in the 21st century. >> the elkhart truth. a great newspaper name. fas
is susceptible to this kind of pressure. >> thank you. great pleasure having both of you on. >>> we're just learning president obama plans to visit israel this spring. it will mark the president's first visit to the nation since taking office. president obama spoke about the trip with israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu last week. big news there. >>> just in the past hour, new comments from the white house on the confidential justice department memo obtained by nbc news that makes the legal case for drone strikes on americans. >> the strikes were legal. they are ethical and they're wise. >>> plus, a conservative blogger says the tea party brand has been, quote, effectively destroyed. how he says the movement needs to rebrand itself. it's just one of the things we thought you should know. >>> of course, join our conversation. you can find out @tamronhall or @newsnation. [ male announcer ] it's simple physics... a body at rest tends to stay at rest... while a body in motion tends to stay in motion. staying active can actually ease arthritis symptoms. but if you have arthritis, staying a
and afghanistan. arguably the obama team has done an excellent job of keeping the american people safe. >> sir, it's always great to see you. thank you. >> good to be with you. >>> speaking of the president's cabinet, there are some new details that are emerging. a white house official says president obama will nominate sally jewel as secretary of the interior. she is the chief executive of outdoor company recreational equipment inc., rei. word that the congressional black caucus wants president obama to nominate james clyburn. she says a letter to the white house making the recommendation because he has worked on several transportation issues. so if you have a flat tire, dead battery, need a tow or lock your keys in the car, geico's emergency roadside assistance is there 24/7. oh dear, i got a flat tire. hmmm. uh... yeah, can you find a take where it's a bit more dramatic on that last line, yeah? yeah i got it right here. someone help me!!! i have a flat tire!!! well it's good... good for me. what do you think? geico. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more on car insurance. >>> on
is good for us. >> obama care has done so much for us right here in tennessee. >> ashley judd has responded. ashley thanks senator mcconnell, karl rove and their negative allies for all the attention as she considers her future political plans, although a decision hasn't been made yet. the kentucky senate race is obviously high profile with republican leader up for reelection. rove's ad is meant to be a preemptive strike. if democrats are able to topple senator mcconnell, they would be taking a page out of a republican playbook. history tells us. 2004 republicans targeted then tom daschle and they won. 2010, republicans, well, they couldn't wake to take out senate majority leader harry reid. but of course reid survived the challenge from tea partier sharron angle. let's remember, senator mcconnell said his number one priority was to make president obama a one-term president. let's turn to adam green tonight, co-founder of the pccc whose organization has taken out an ad against mitch mcconnell. this ad, adam -- good to have you with us tonight. this slick ad from american crossroad
. >> thank you. which is why i don't think obama will have any problem with this. >> i think it helps him. >> he'll look like a strong, and just like he did a year ago, just like when he killed bin laden, he looks incredibly strong on foreign policy. and this will not provide a weak spot for him in the long run. >> mika, really quickly, i agree with you there. i don't think there's going to be a political fallout from it. >> yeah. >> i think one of the things that disturbs me so much is the fact that americans are not any more concerned about other americans being able to be targeted and killed without any due process. and i'll say it again because i can hear people saying, well, why didn't you say that about george w. bush? i did. i did on padilla. i did when there were americans whose constitutional rights were being eviscerated by what was going on during the bush era. i spoke out then. i'm speaking out now. but i'm frightened that more americans are not focused on this. >> so i also think what's fair is your frustration, if you have any, about the hypocrisy in terms of the reaction on
continue, mr. brennan. >> thank you, chairman. i am honored to appear before you today as the president's nominee to lead the central intelligence agency. i'm grateful to president obama for the confidence he's placed in me by sending my name forward to the senate for consideration. senator warner, thank you for your generous introduction, for your service to our nation and for your strong support for those that defend it, this includes the men and women of the cia and the intelligence committee, so many of whom like me call virginia home and call you our senator. i would not be here today without the love and support of my wife cathy who's been my life partner for 34 years and who like the spouses of many other servants and intelligence professionals -- >> killed by a drone. >> made numerous sacrifices over the years. >> would you pause, mr. brennan? if you would remove that individual, please. as quickly as you can. thank you. >> you can say -- stand up against drones. do what we can to not confirm this man. >> mr. brennan, please proceed. >> my wife cathy who like the spouses of many
? joining us now is oregon democratic senator ron wyden, who has repeatedly asked the obama administration bower drone policy. senator wyden, it's good to see you. thank you for being with us. >> thank you for having me again. >> did you not in fact get what you had asked the president to give you and that you thought you would be getting this morning based on your conversation with the president last night? >> rachel, it's not clear. the fact is, and i went in first thing this morning, i was able to read some information that was helpful. i'm just not convinced yet that it is the full legal analysis that we need to do to do vigorous oversight. what today was really about is of course it was a nomination hearing for john brennan. but it ultimately was a question of upholding our system of checks and balances in government. and i think that system is out of whack these days and we've got to do some more for transparency and accountability in getting those checks and balances back. >> in terms of this specific program that you've been asking about the legal advice for, specifically targeting
, thank you very much. >>> following breaking news. any minute now, president obama will speak live in minneapolis pushing for universal background checks for gun buyers. it is the first time president obama is taking his message on gun control out of d.c. and on the road. they're expecting the president to hit other cities but this is the first stop. >>> plus, is karl rove targeting tea party candidates and does he have credibility anymore? our first read team is taking a look at it saying things could get ugly. mark murray up next. >>> and in the world of bizarre-o politics, donald trump said he is suing bill maher. it is one of the things we thought you should know. [ male announcer ] marie callender's finally found a way to get her oven baked taste straight from the microwave. like her oven roasted chicken baked in a rich, creamy alfredo sauce. she calls them her new comfort bakes. marie callender's. it's time to savor. she calls them her new comfort bakes. all stations come over to mithis is for real this time. step seven point two one two. verify and lock. command is locked. f
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